2012 Venus Transit

 

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Object:
Venus transiting the Sun.
Coordinates:

Telescope:
Televue NP-101 (4-inch f/5.4 APO refractor)
Mount:
Losmandy G11 German Equatorial
Guide Scope:

Guide Camera:

Imaging Camera:
Canon 50D
Filters/Exposures:
Kindrick Solar Filter.  Single 1/1500-second exposure @ ISO 200
Shooting Location:
Warrenton Aquatic and Recreation Facility (WARF) in Warrenton, VA
Date/Time:
05 June 2012 @ 23:09 UTC
Comments:
Most of the transit occured behind heavy cloud cover and therefor not visible.  Fortunately, some openings did occur.  The image shown here was taken during one large opening in the clouds that lasted about 20-minutes.